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2019 SBI PO GENERAL AWARENESS -- BSC APRIL 2019



ANSWERS GIVEN IN BOLD LETTERS

TEST-IV: GENERAL/ECONOMY/BANKING AWARENESS
1. The  10,000-cr Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme for farmers has been announced by the state govt of
1) Chhattisgarh   2) Rajasthan   3) Madhya Pradesh   4) Jharkhand   5) Odisha
2. Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Mrinal Sen passed away recently. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in
1) music   2) cinema   3) literature   4) journalism   5) social work
3. Noted sitar player Manju Mehta has been conferred the ‘Tansen Samman’ for 2018. This award is given by the state govt of
1) Uttar Pradesh   2) Rajasthan   3) Madhya Pradesh   4) Karnataka   5) Odisha
4. The amendments is SARFAESI Act have helped banks improve recovery of stressed assets during FY18. In the term SARFAESI, the first ‘S’ stands for
1) Security   2) Stock   3) Securitisation   4) Sourcing   5) Structuring
5. The RBI has been releasing new currency notes since 2016. Which of the following currency note issued under old series is no more a legal tender at present?
1) 10   2) 20   3) 50   4) 100   5) 500
6. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently hiked the interest rate on employees’ provident fund for the fiscal year 2018-19 from 8.55 per cent to
1) 8.85 per cent   2) 8.80 per cent   3) 8.75 per cent   4) 8.70 per cent   5) 8.65 per cent
7. The NITI Aayog released the second delta ranking of the aspirational districts of the country reflecting the incremental progress made by them between June and Oct 2018. The ranking is topped by
1) Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu   2) Nuapada, Odisha   3) Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh
4) Aurangabad, Bihar   5) Koraput, Odisha
8. India announced 4,500 cr assistance to the 12th five year plan of which of the following countries recently?
1) Maldives   2) Bhutan   3) Myanmar   4) Sri Lanka   5) Nepal
9. The difference between the total revenue and the total expenditure of the govt is termed as which of the following?
1) Trade Deficit   2) Fiscal Deficit   3) Forex Deficit   4) Current Account Deficit
5) Primary Deficit
10. Who among the following is the head of the six member committee set up to look at selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL to private and foreign companies?
1) Sashi Shanker   2) Amitabh Kant   3) MM Kutty   4) Subhash Chandra Garg
5)Rajiv Kumar
11. The Reserve Bank of India has announced to transfer what amount as an interim surplus to the Central Govt for the half-year ended 31 Dec 2018?
1)  22,000 cr   2)  24,000 cr   3)  26,000 cr   4)  28,000 cr   5)  30,000 cr
12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the International Rice Research Institute’s South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) campus in which city?
1) Varanasi   2) Hyderabad   3) Patna   4) Bengaluru   5) Lucknow
13. The US has announced to withdraw its troops from Syria. The currency of Syria is
1) Dinar   2) Hryvnia   3) Leu   4) Rial   5) Pound
14. The book titled Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed has been penned by who among the following?
1) Karan Thapar   2) Prashant Bhushan   3) Yashwant Sinha   4) Arun Shourie   5) Kapil Sibal
15. The RBI has constituted an expert committee to review its economic capital framework. The Committee is headed by
1) N S Vishwanathan   2) Bimal Jalan   3) Subhash Chandra Garg    4) Sudhir Mankad
5) Bharat Doshi
16. Which of the following is the new political capital of Burundi?
1) Kigali  2) Gitega   3) Kampala   4) Lima   5) Bogota
17. Dwijing festival was celebrated in which of the following states recently?
1) Tripura   2) Nagaland   3) Sikkim   4) Manipur   5) Assam
18. The Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) was formed by restructuring the erstwhile Unit Trust of India (UTI) in which year?
1) 2001   2) 2002   3) 2003   4) 2004   5) 2005
19. We often read in financial newspapers that banks earn several thousand crore rupees as penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance by customers in savings bank accounts. Which of the following accounts cannot be charged with a penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance?
1) PMJDY Account   2) BSBDA   3) Certain salary accounts   4) All the above
5) Only (1) and (3)
20. PV Bharathi has been appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of Corporation Bank. The bank has its headquarters located in
1) Bengaluru   2) Chennai   3) Mangalore   4) Hyderabad   5) Mumbai
21. Who among the following was conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award for 2018?
1) Mamata Banerjee   2) Nitish Kumar   3) Arvind Kejriwal   4) Naveen Patnaik
5) N Chandrababu Naidu
22. Who among the following has won Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize for 2019 for his work?
1) S Jaishankar   2) Sanjay Subrahmanyam   3) syed Akbaruddin   4) Brajesh Mishra
5) Ajit Doval
23. Who among the following won the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018” award at the 20th edition of the EOY Awards in India?
1) Rajiv Memani   2) Siddhartha Lal   3) Ritesh Agarwal   4) Bhaskar Bhat
5) Bhavish Aggarwal
24. The govt has proposed to contribute  1,227 cr through EDF to boost intellectual property rights in the field of information technology and electronics. Here, the term EDF means
1) Engagement Development Fund   2) Enforcement Development Fund
3) Electronic Development Fund   4) Export Development Fund
5) Employment Development Fund
25. In 2018, India received what amount in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI)? For the first time in two decades, India has been getting more FDI than China.
1) $36 bn   2) $38 bn   3) $42 bn   4) $44 bn   5) $46 bn
26. Which state govt has announced Annadata Sukhibhava scheme to provide 10,000 a year as input subsidy to each farmer-family in the State?
1) Odisha   2) West Bengal   3) Uttar Pradesh   4) Karnatak   5) Andhra Pradesh
27. Which country recently imposed a monthly limit on the amount of Indian currency its citizen spend in India? The limit for spend has been set at 1 lakh per month.
1) Sri Lanka   2) Bhutan   3) Nepal   4) Maldives   5) Bangladesh
28. Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in which of the following states?
1) Gujarat   2) West Bengal   3) Odisha   4) Jharkhand   5) Bihar
29. The Indian Army conducted annual artillery drill “Exercise Topchi” in which city recently?
1) Darjeeling   2) Pokhran   3) Ambala   4) Pulwama   5) Nashik
30. Which of the following is NOT a component of India’s foreign exchange reserves?
1) Gold reserves   2) Foreign currency assets   3) India’s reserve position with the IMF
4) India’s grants to other nations   5) Special drawing rights with the IMF
31. Who among the following has been elected as the new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2018-19?
1) Uday Shankar   2) Sangita Reddy   3) Sandip Somany   4) Uday Kotak
5) Rakesh Bharti Mittal
32. The Supreme Court has appointed who among the following as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the cricket body BCCI?
1) TS Thakur   2) Arun Kumar Mishra   3) Jagdish Singh Khehar   4) Adarsh Kumar Goel
5) DK Jain
33. Who among the following has become the first Indian to win International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Blue Cross? It is considered shooting’s highest honour.
1) Vijay Kumar   2) Jitu Rai   3) Gagan Narang   4) Heena Sidhu   5) Abhinav Bindra
34. The IRR is a metric used to estimate the profitability of potential investments. What is the full form of the tem IRR?
1) Interest Rate of Return   2) Internal Rate of Return   3) Informal Rate of Return
4) International Rate of Return   5) Intermediate Rate of Return
35. Sportsperson Sunil Chhetri was conferred Padma Shri award this year (2019). Which of the following games is he associated with?
1) Cricket   2) Football   3) Tennis   4) Hockey   5) Shooting
36. Which state govt has announced a monthly pension of 400 for all in the state above the age of 60? The scheme is named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY).
1) Bihar   2) Madhya Pradesh   3) Odisha   4) Telangana   5) Kerala
37. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council recently cut tax rates on 17 goods and six services. Which of the following items now attract 18 per cent GST instead of 28 per cent?
1) Videogame consoles   2) Digital cameras   3) Retreaded tyres   4) Power banks
5) All of these
38. Gatwick Airport is situated in which city? It was acquired for $3.7 bn by the French construction company Vinci SA recently.
1) Paris   2) Madrid   3) Rome   4) London   5) Willington
39. Who among the following actors was awarded “Padma Shri” this year (2019)?
1) Manoj Bajpayee   2) Irfan Khan   3) Paresh Rawal   4) Anupam Kher   5) Sharmila Tagore
40. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is headquartered in
1) Paris   2) London   3) New York   4) Geneva   5) Washington DC
ANSWERS
1.(5)    2.(2)    3.(3)    4.(3)    5.(5)    6.(5)    7.(1)    8.(2)    9.(2)    10.(5)
11.(4)  12.(1)  13.(5)  14.(5)  15.(2)  16.(2)  17.(5)  18.(3)  19.(4)  20.(3)
21.(1)  22.(2)  23.(2)  24.(3)  25.(2)  26.(5)  27.(3)  28.(1)  29.(5)  30.(4)
31.(3)  32.(5)  33.(5)  34.(2)  35.(2)  36.(1)  37.(5)  38.(4)  39.(1)  40.(4)

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